Readings, Signings & Talks
July 24, Lenox
The Mount Anne Boyd Rioux, author of Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters, will show why Louisa May Alcott’s book remains so beloved. 11 a.m.
July 27, Lenox
The Bookstore Charlie Harmon presents On the Road and Off the Record with Leonard Bernstein, a celebratory, intimate and detailed look at the public and private life of Leonard Bernstein, written by Harmon, his former assistant. 5:30 p.m.
July 27, Lenox
The Mount Journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick returns with another seasons of Touchstones: Conversations at The Mount. She’ll talk with Pamela Paul, author of My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues and editor of The New York Times Book Review. 11 a.m.
July 28, Chatham
Chatham Bookstore Professional counselor Claudia Coenen will discuss her book, Shattered by Grief, which provides a practical guide to work through grief via expressive therapies and activities. 5 p.m.
July 29, Claverack
Claverack Library In 1954, Marilyn Monroe visited a friend in Claverack to escape NYC and the break-up of her marriage to Joe DiMaggio. She stayed with a friend at a home that has come to be known as “The Marilyn Monroe House”. Maureen McNeil will read from her new novel, Dear Red, the Lost Diary of Marilyn Monroe in the garden of the house. 3 p.m.
August 2, Washington
Gunn Memorial Library A talk and book signing with New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester. He traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age in The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created The Modern World, a history that is both an homage and a warning for our future. 6 p.m.
August 3, Lenox
The Bookstore Robert Kuttner, a social critic and co-editor of The American Prospect presents his new book, Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? 5:30 p.m.
August 3, Sharon
Hotchkiss Library of Sharon Summer Book Signing: the 22nd annual book signing will feature wine, hors d’oeuvres and 30 authors and illustrators, including bestsellers and award winners in many genres. 6-8 p.m. Followed by author dinners in private homes.